|Trim Size / Pages||8.6 x 6 in / 416|
A psychological thrill-ride of a novel that finds an insomniac wondering if his nighttime excursions have turned into something beyond his imagination.
As a young man, Leon Nader suffered from insomnia. As a sleepwalker, he even turned to violence during his nocturnal excursions and had psychiatric treatment for his condition. Eventually, he was convinced he had been cured—but one day, years later, Leon's wife disappears from their apartment under mysterious circumstances. Could it be that his illness has broken out again? In order to find out how he behaves in his sleep, Leon fits a movement activated camera to his forehead—and when he looks at the video the next morning he makes a discovery that bursts the borders of his imagination. His nocturnal personality goes through a door that is totally unknown to him and descends into the darkness . . .
Sebastian Fitzek has been published in twenty-nine languages including Dutch, Italian, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Gree, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Bulgarian, Danish, and Japanese. He is a number one bestselling author in Germany, where he lives. This is his American debut.
“A nightmarish page-turner. A powerhouse of a labyrinthine read. You may be fearful of sleeping again.” Kirkus Reviews
“German author Fitzek makes his U.S. debut with a lurid thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking and full of wild twists.” Harlan Coben
“A taut psychological thriller.” The Times (London)
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Inception.” The Guardian